As simple as I can make this. Aerosol/droplet is not the same thing as airborne.I wouldn't be concerned if there is none around me who has been infected. But I tell you what.....I am willing to allow any of you to go into a separate room with nothing but an air vent attached to a room of infected humans with the ebola.....in another room not more than 6 feet away. Then lets see if it can be transmitted by air.
Pathology of Experimental Aerosol Zaire Ebolavirus Infection in Rhesus Macaques......
1US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Fort Detrick, MD, USA
2Integrated Research Facility Frederick, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD, USA
How the virus is spread among humans during outbreaks is largely unknown; however, close contact and iatrogenic spread have been documented.6,8,20,66,82 In NHP, there is 1 report of transmission among research animals by way of infectious droplets and aerosolized particles.51 Aerosol exposure as a means of human infection has never been documented. EBOV, along with several other highly pathogenic agents, has the potential to be used in biowarfare as aerosolized weapons and are therefore classified as biological select agents and toxins (BSATs).1,11,28,32,45,69 These factors, coupled with a lack of licensed human vaccine or approved medical countermeasures, amplify the risks of EBOV to human health.
In summary, the pathogenesis we propose for aerosol EBOV infection in rhesus, based on the results of the current study, is as follows:
We predict this sequence of events would be the same in human aerosol infection.....snip~